One northern Michigan school has a band but no football team. Another school has a football team without a band. So the schools made a deal and completed the perfect pair.
After the Glen Lake Lakers football team heard that their neighboring Forest Area Marching Band had no one to play for after their football team’s season was canceled due to a lack of players, they invited the band to play at their home games.
The match was made Friday night, Sept. 27 and ended in a victory for Glen Lake that played against the backdrop of the music they’ve been lacking all season long.
“No Friday night football game under those lights is complete without your sideline cheer team and a marching band,” Mark Mattson, assistant principal and athletic director at Glen Lake told CNN.
Ashley Peckat, a senior, said she “absolutely flipped.” She said it was important to take the field in Leelanau County and “show people what we can do.”
Mattson said there’s nothing like having a band “rocking out with our fans.” He also added they are always welcome, The Associated Press reported.